Patents by Inventor Kenichi Ito

Kenichi Ito has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210018456
    Abstract: An oxygen sensor for detecting gas concentration based on either an electric current value or a resistance value measured when a voltage is applied to a sensor element includes gaps formed between electrodes arranged in an element main body and ridges where surfaces of an element touch each other. These gaps will be escaping parts for expansion and contraction of electrode material that accompany thermal expansion and contraction of a sensor main body, and concentration of thermal stress at edge parts of the element main body may thus be eliminated, thereby alleviating thermal stress on the oxygen sensor. This allows provision of a gas sensor that controls generation of cracks in the element and that is stably usable over a long period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Chika ITO, Ken TAKAHASHI, Tetsuro TANAKA, Kenichi IGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210016636
    Abstract: An air conditioning register includes: a downstream side fin; an upstream side fin; an operation knob; and a fork including a pair of transmission pieces, and connected to the operation knob. A transmission shaft is provided in the upstream side fin, and is interposed between the pair of transmission pieces. The transmission shaft is provided with a stopper that regulates further displacement of the fork. A surface of the stopper is an inclined surface that is inclined with respect to a center axis of the transmission shaft so as to be located outside in a radial direction centering on the center axis of the transmission shaft as approaching an end of the transmission shaft. An inclination angle of the inclined surface with respect to the center axis of the transmission shaft is an angle equal to or greater than 9° and equal to or less than 14°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi ITO, Tatsuya TANIKAWA, Yasuyuki MITSUI
  • Patent number: 10894463
    Abstract: An air-conditioning register includes a retainer, a downstream fin, a knob, an upstream fin, and a fork. The downstream fin is swingably supported by the retainer with a downstream fin pivot. The knob is slidably attached to the downstream fin. The upstream fin has a transmission shaft. The fork is pivotally supported by the knob and includes two fork pivots. The knob includes two pivot receiving portions each having a pivot receiving hole. Each fork pivot is inserted into the pivot receiving hole of the corresponding one of the pivot receiving portions. An overlapping portion is provided at least at part of a location at which the fork and each pivot receiving portion contact each other. Slits are provided at two locations between the two fork pivots of the fork. A region between each slit and the nearest fork pivot constitutes an elastic support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ito, Hiroshi Sakai, Ryo Suganuma, Mikiyoshi Suga
  • Patent number: 10894459
    Abstract: An air-conditioning register includes a retainer having an airflow passage, and a shut-off damper, which is pivoted about a damper shaft between opening and closing positions for the airflow passage. The shut-off damper has opposed side sections, which are opposed to each other with the damper shaft located therebetween, and a distal sealing portion. The distal sealing portion includes a curved surface and a planar surface. The curved surface is arranged on the trailing side in a pivoting direction of the shut-off damper towards the closing position. The planar surface is arranged on the leading side in the pivoting direction in a manner defining an acute angle with respect to an opposing direction of the opposed side sections. At least the planar surface is a textured surface having raised features each having a height of 110 ?m±50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20210010963
    Abstract: A sensor element has a cross-sectional area that increases either uniformly or gradually from a positive (+) electrode side toward a negative (?) electrode side, thereby leading a hot spot, which attempts to move to the negative electrode side, to a lower resistance side. A position that is at nearly equal distances from paired electrodes formed on either end of the sensor element is set as a hot spot generating position, so as to avoid damage to the electrodes due to heat emitted by the hot spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuro TANAKA, Kenichi IGUCHI, Ken TAKAHASHI, Chika ITO
  • Publication number: 20200403248
    Abstract: A redox flow battery electrode includes an aggregate of a base containing carbon. When, on a cross section of the base, a circle that is centered at a center of gravity of the base and that has a diameter which is 95% of an isoarea equivalent circle diameter of the base is defined as a reference circle, the base includes a plurality of penetrating holes which extend from a surface toward an interior of the base and whose paths along extension directions of the penetrating holes are partially present within the reference circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki OYA, Kenichi ITO
  • Publication number: 20200393430
    Abstract: An odor is detected with high accuracy. A sensing system includes: a sensor apparatus including a filter to remove an odor-causing substance contained in air and a sensor unit including one or more detection elements to detect an amount of the odor-causing substance contained in air; and an information processing apparatus including a difference calculation unit to calculate a difference between a detection value of each of the one or more detection elements, the detection value indicating an amount of the odor-causing substance contained in air that has passed through the filter and a detection value of each of the one or more detection elements, the detection value indicating an amount of the odor-causing substance contained in air that has not passed through the filter, and a determination unit to determine an odor of air based on the calculated difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke ONDA, Masashi HATTORI, Kenichi SHIMOMAI, Jin MIKATA, Taiji ITO
  • Patent number: 10859088
    Abstract: Provided is a TiCx—(Ti—Mo) sliding material having a binder phase made of a Ti—Mo alloy, and a hard phase containing TiCx, wherein the TiCx—(Ti—Mo) sliding material satisfies all the following conditions: (1) a total area of the binder phase and the hard phase is 90% or more of an area of a field of view; (2) a total area of the binder phase is 15% or more and 20% or less of the area of the field of view; (3) in the binder phase, a total area of the binder phase having a diameter equivalent to 10 ?m or more and 50 ?m or less; (4) in the binder phase, a total area of the binder phase having a diameter equivalent to less than 10 ?m; and (5) a Mo concentration in the binder phase is 25 wt % or more and 35 wt % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: EBARA CORPORATION, NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Ito, Kenichi Sugiyama, Hiroshi Yakuwa, Norio Takahashi, Makoto Komiya, Kenji Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200376674
    Abstract: A sensor module of the present invention includes a flexible body and a sensor fixed to the outer surface of the body. The body is attachable to a robot hand having multiple fingers and is removable from the robot hand. The sensor is a proximity sensor or a tactile sensor. A position on the body where the sensor is fixed corresponds to a fingertip of a finger of the robot hand in a state where the sensor module is attached to the robot hand. The body has the shape of a glove, a finger cot, or a sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Akihiro TOMIOKA, Hideyuki NOGUCHI, Naohiro KAWATA, Kenichi ITO, Masayoshi YONEDA
  • Patent number: 10855172
    Abstract: A shield includes an inductor that includes outer electrodes and that is mounted on a substrate in or on which a wiring pattern is formed, a second capacitor that is electrically connected between one of the outer electrodes of the inductor and a ground pattern formed in or on the substrate, and a shield member that is disposed so as to cover the inductor and electrically connected to the one of the outer electrodes of the inductor, to which the second capacitor is connected. The second capacitor has frequency characteristics such that, when the self-resonance frequency of the second capacitor serves as a boundary, the impedance of the second capacitor decreases as the frequency increases on the low frequency side and that the impedance of the second capacitor increases as the frequency increases on the high frequency side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ito, Shun Takai, Koichi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200353643
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a central area and a reinforced outer peripheral area. A reference boundary cell with an inner wall orthogonal to an imaginary straight line, adjacent to the honeycomb center, and thinner than an outer wall adjacent to the honeycomb periphery has a reference wall different in wall thickness from the other three cell walls among the remaining four cell walls excluding the inner wall and the outer wall. The honeycomb structure includes a reference Y-shaped unit having the reference wall, the outer wall, and a cell wall. The honeycomb structure includes a plurality of Y-shaped units extending in the same directions as the reference Y-shaped unit. For every Y-shaped unit in the central area and the reinforced outer peripheral area of the honeycomb structure, the cell walls of each Y-shaped unit has an equal wall thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi ITO, Naohiro HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200353455
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a central area and a reinforced outer peripheral area. For a reference boundary cell having cell walls with different wall thicknesses on two sides parallel with an imaginary parallel line, a thin wall thickness t1<a thick wall thickness t3, an inner wall thickness t2<an outer wall thickness t4, t1=t2, and t3=t4. The honeycomb structure includes a reference cross-shaped unit having a thin wall, an inner wall, a cell wall, and a cell wall and a reference cross-shaped unit having a thick wall, an outer wall, a cell wall, and a cell wall. The honeycomb structure also includes a plurality of cross-shaped units extending vertically and horizontally from alternate cell vertexes arranged from a reference cell vertex as a starting point. In both the central area and the reinforced outer peripheral area, the cell walls of each cross-shaped unit have a substantially equal wall thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Naohiro HAYASHI, Kenichi ITO
  • Patent number: 10799917
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus removes foreign substances from a substrate at high removal efficiency. The substrate processing apparatus includes: a scrubber to perform surface processing of the substrate by bringing a scrubbing member into sliding contact with a first surface of the substrate, a hydrostatic support mechanism for supporting a second surface of the substrate via fluid pressure without contacting the substrate, the second surface being an opposite surface of the first surface, a cleaner to clean the processed substrate, and a dryer to dry the cleaned substrate. The scrubber brings the scrubbing member into sliding contact with the first surface while rotating the scrubbing member about a central axis of the scrubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: EBARA CORPORATION, Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Ishii, Hiroyuki Kawasaki, Kenichi Nagaoka, Kenya Ito, Masako Kodera, Hiroshi Tomita, Takeshi Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10794478
    Abstract: A washer having such a thickness t that a value (L3?(L1+L2+t)) obtained by subtracting the sum of a first distance L1 in an axial direction between a leading end face of a friction member and a face of a lockup piston, a second distance L2 in the axial direction between a shell-side abutting face of a pump shell and a face of an outside extended portion of an output hub, and the thickness t in the axial direction of the washer, from a third distance L3 in the axial direction between an opposed face of a front cover and a cover-side abutting face of a tubular portion, is in a predetermined range larger than zero, is selected and placed between the lockup piston and the outside extended portion of the output hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW INDUSTRIES CO., LTD, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Muneda, Takao Shimada, Fumimasa Kasashima, Keigo Goto, Masaaki Yamaguchi, Kazuyoshi Ito, Kensuke Sakamoto, Takayuki Miyaoka
  • Patent number: 10790621
    Abstract: A portable information communications terminal includes a wiring board on which a ground pattern is formed, a connector including connector pins and mounted on the wiring board, a housing that has electrical conductivity and accommodates the wiring board on which the connector is mounted, an electroconductive connector shell (first shield member) that covers at least a portion of the connector pins, which are included in the connector, and that is electrically connected to the ground pattern of the wiring board, an electroconductive second shield member that is disposed so as not to be in contact with the connector shell and to cover the connector pins including a portion of the connector pins, the portion being not covered with the connector shell. The electroconductive second shield member is electrically connected to the housing, and an insulating member is interposed between the connector shell and the second shield member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20200298452
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cured product pattern of a curable composition includes the steps of, in sequence, depositing a droplet of the curable composition onto a substrate; bringing a mold having an uneven pattern formed in a surface thereof into contact with the curable composition; curing the curable composition; and releasing a cured product of the curable composition from the mold. The mold has a recess having a bottom surface and a stair structure arranged to form an opening surface that becomes wider from the bottom surface toward the surface of the mold. In the contact step, the curable composition comes into contact with the stair portion after a top of the droplet comes into contact with the bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Tomonori Otani, Toshiki Ito, Tomohiro Saito, Kouhei Nagane, Kenichi Ueyama
  • Publication number: 20200290109
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeding unit configured to feed two wires to be wound on an object to be bound, a wire guide configured to align the two wires in parallel, a binding unit having an engaging member in which the wires are to be engaged, and the binding unit configured to twist the wires which are wound on the object to be bound and which are engaged in the engaging member, a curl guide configured to curl the wires being fed by the wire feeding unit into a loop shape, an inductive guide configured to guide the wires curled by the curl guide toward the binding unit, and a parallel alignment regulation part configured to guide an alignment direction of the two wires to be engaged with the engaging member in a radial direction of the loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke YOSHIDA, Kenichi ARAI, Takahiro ITO, Shigeki SHINDOU
  • Publication number: 20200295792
    Abstract: A receiver device includes an antenna that receives a high frequency signal having a bandwidth, a mixer connected to the antenna and a frequency multiplier. A filter that removes a noise signal whose frequency is different from that of the local signal is provided between the local oscillator and the frequency multiplier. The filter removes the noise signal that satisfies the condition that the absolute value of the frequency difference between the center frequency of the local signal and the center frequency of the noise signal is less than the bandwidth of the high frequency signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi ITO, Masashi OMURO, Yu ISHIWATA
  • Patent number: 10770743
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electrode having a laminated body including an insulating layer laminated on an electrode active material layer, said method comprising: a step of laminating an insulating layer on an electrode active material layer formed on a base, such that a thickness value of the insulating layer is at least twice a surface roughness Rz value of the electrode active material layer, the surface roughness Rz value being a ten point average roughness as measured in accordance with JIS B0601 1994.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie Teranishi, Kenichi Shinmei, Masashi Kanoh, Akio Shokaku, Shinichiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10756494
    Abstract: A portable information communications terminal includes a wiring board on which a ground pattern is formed, a connector including connector pins and mounted on the wiring board, a housing that has electrical conductivity and accommodates the wiring board on which the connector is mounted, an electroconductive connector shell (first shield member) that covers at least a portion of the connector pins, which are included in the connector, and that is electrically connected to the ground pattern of the wiring board, an electroconductive second shield member that is disposed so as not to be in contact with the connector shell and to cover the connector pins including a portion of the connector pins, the portion being not covered with the connector shell. The electroconductive second shield member is electrically connected to the housing, and an insulating member is interposed between the connector shell and the second shield member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Ito